Sunday, October 23, 2005

Question Of The Week, 10/23/05

Good morning. This has been one busy week, car trouble, and it's not over yet. I was able to figure out where this weeks question would come from before I left for work Saturday afternoon. The subject of President Bush's October 22, 2005 Radio Address To The Nation was the wide open border/illegal alien problem. President Bush says the Homeland Security bill he signed recently is going to help solve the problem. It sounds good, up until now I didn't think Bush felt there was a problem. This weeks Question Of The Week is. Has President Bush finally started taking wide open border/illegal alien problem seriously? Does the Homeland Security bill he just signed do enough, if not what else needs to be done? I'll post my answer in the comment section Monday night.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Jake Porter said...

I am glad he is doing something and am happy about that. I just can't figure out why it took him over four years in office to do something.

This will not protect the border like it should though. Remember the terrorists only have to get lucky one time and we have to stop them 100%.

Maybe it is because the American people have gotten tired of this and found out many Republicans are not for protecting our borders. The fact that Jim Gilchrist may become the first Constitution Party member elected to the house in a special election has had something to do with it.

Anyway this is a step in the correct direction for America but it also looks like it was making very little work being done sound like a lot because I know for a fact they are not sending these immigrants back they send them a notice in the mail and let them move across this country.

I think it is time we pull our troops out of Europe to protect our border or make it easier for citizens to do so.

3:36 AM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I completely concur with Jake.

In the past GWB has had an evident blind spot when it comes to the issue of immigration. Or so my Texas friends tell me.

So why the change now?
1. He reads the concerns of many Americans and realizes the tone of the nation. Translation = votes at stake for his fellow Republicans.
2. He has more information as to what might be coming across the border.

As GWB tends not to worry much about polls and the like, I'm leaning toward number 2. The only times I've ever seen GWB move away from any position which he has historically taken is when facts show that the security of this nation is a stake. Example: nation-building, against which he campaigned in 2000. Well, GWB is certainly promoting nation-building in Iraq and, IMO, because he believes that without this effort, our very nation is at stake.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Nope.

9:20 AM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

Right now it doesn't look like next week will be much better. The car still has a problem and late last night my wife (Sue) went into the hospital. Now, to answer the question. I don't think President Bush suddenly started taking the wide open border/illegal alien problem seriously. He can't be re-elected so he's not worried about how the lack of a good workable immigration/border security policy will effect him. He does know that the majority of United States citizens are concerned about it. He could be concerned about how it will effect other Republican Party candidates. If he could make the Republican Party appear to be the party that is concerned about immigration and border security he might be able to buy some votes for his fellow Republicans. Our Reserve Military and National Guard go active (to camp) a couple of times a year anyway. Why not have them spend that time on our border?

I want to thank you for taking the time to answer this weeks question. A friend e-mailed me an article on thewide open border/illegal alien problem,http://www.rense.com/general68/imm.htm don't miss the 20 point action letter link at the bottom of the page. After it opens click on, What you can do. I think you will find that interesting.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

9:20 AM  

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